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Second man arrested in bar fight involving LSU’s Jeremy Hill

LSU running back Hill leaps over Alabama defensive back Perry for a first down during their NCAA football game in Baton Rouge Reuters

And, fortunately for the football program, it’s not another Bayou Bengal as had been rumored.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that 20-year-old Robert Bayardo was arrested earlier Friday on a charge of felony second-degree battery.  A cell phone video of the bar brawl last week appeared to show Bayardo knocking the alleged victim unconscious with a punch shortly after LSU running back Jeremy Hill was also seen on the clip punching the man.

Hill, whose attorney claimed the incident that was caught on tape was preceded by the alleged victim heckling his client about his past legal issues, was charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, no formal charges have been filed against either individual.  A district attorney told the paper that it would be at least several weeks before that step is taken.

“We’ll have to wait and get the reports and make a decision on what the appropriate charges are, like any other case,” East Baton Rouge Parish DA Hillar Moore told the Times-Picayune. “It will be several weeks, probably longer. it takes a while to get the file and all of the records and all of the reports, video and statements.”

LSU’s leading rusher last season, Hill was indefinitely suspended shortly after his arrest.  In January of 2012, Hill received two years probation and a suspended six-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  He had originally been charged with felony oral sexual battery of a 14-year-old girl following an incident in a high school locker room.

The Times-Picayune writes that “Hill could have his suspension revoked and will likely be called back before District Judge Bonnie Jackson for a review of his probation.”  One of the stipulations of his probation is that he refrains from criminal conduct during those two years.

Suffice to say, Hill’s availability for the 2013 season — and his freedom for a six-month stretch — is very much up in the air.

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17 Responses to “Second man arrested in bar fight involving LSU’s Jeremy Hill”
  1. patfic15 says: May 3, 2013 9:29 PM

    Its Less Miles. He will be back.

  2. helladonks says: May 3, 2013 10:29 PM

    And somehow the entire SEC is a conference full of cheaters and thugs
    *wait for it*

  3. tommy57 says: May 3, 2013 11:14 PM

    Given Hill’s previous problem with the law (which was not at all insignificant) I question why he was at such a bar in the first place. He hasn’t learned a damn thing. Someone close needs to get this young man’s attention before it’s too late.

  4. teedraper says: May 3, 2013 11:35 PM

    Typical white people always running their freaking mouth & when they get punched in it they call the police. The weakest group of people ever!

  5. burm61 says: May 4, 2013 12:17 AM

    HAHAHA! White people weak!? All blacks do is scream from a distance and when we get in their face they take their shirt off and call their boys. They always fight in groups… because they can’t fight period.

  6. spreadthecheese says: May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

    Teedraper says, “Talk is cheap!” and proves it by posting in a comment section anonymously.

  7. dannygjay says: May 4, 2013 12:41 AM

    peediaper you should be banned from this site. You know you wouldn’t fight. you would pull out a gun like a bitch you are

  8. John Taylor says: May 4, 2013 12:52 AM

    Really? This is the tack ALL y’all decided to take when it comes to this situation?

    A part of me wants to just ban and ban and ban. Another part, the part that’s winning out (for now), is intrigued by the potential of y’all literally devolving before my very eyes.

  9. spreadthecheese says: May 4, 2013 1:38 AM

    I’d leave the comment section after John Taylor’s impassioned speech but I’m afraid he’d punch me in the back of the head as I walked away.

  10. pricecube says: May 4, 2013 3:05 AM

    The funniest part is the guy who threw the knockout punch and was high five-ing Hilll is a white dude. People need to relax…

  11. 666undead says: May 4, 2013 4:12 AM

    TeedRaper, who’s your daddy?

  12. tigersgeaux says: May 4, 2013 4:18 AM

    pricecube beat me to it. Read his post.

    One thing about Hill’s lawyer. She said there was more to this story and continued to bring up the second person, who was not known by Hill.

    Hill should have never been at this bar. He needed to stay with his teammates for some protection from this kind of person that is often found at bars. Whether he has a future at LSU or not (and that is very doubtful according to the football dept.), he needs to make some big changes in his life. Being very poor and without a father at home is difficult, but better decision making is needed.

  13. thegamecocker says: May 4, 2013 7:59 AM

    @Tommy57 says:

    “Given Hill’s previous problem with the law (which was not at all insignificant) I question why he was at such a bar in the first place. He hasn’t learned a damn thing. Someone close needs to get this young man’s attention before it’s too late.”

    AGREE 100%.

  14. jcarrillo7828 says: May 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    Why would someone use Raper as part of their user name?

  15. manchestermiracle says: May 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    jcarrillo: My guess is it’s supposed to be something along the lines of “T Draper,” but isn’t the web version of a Freudian slip pretty hilarious?

    JT’s take on the level of conversation from some of the posters on this thread is right on the money. There are many, many more thugs out in the general population than there are on any college football team. How anyone can justify or defend Hill’s actions is beyond me.

  16. alligatorsnapper says: May 4, 2013 12:23 PM

    There are thugs and bullies everywhere it seems. Our local school system has been teaching against bullying from the beginning of the school year last August. I travel by there every morning and see “Character Word of the Week” and all have dealt with anti-bullying aspects.

    Despite all the effort put forth by the principal and teachers at this school, last week several students of one color bullied a student of different color. Racial epithets were thrown around and physical violence happened. These two bullies wish they had never done that. Law enforcement, state authorities, etc. descended upon them like a ton of bricks.

    Their fathers both worked in the local community. TV news interviewed the fathers and both indicated their sons were suspended for 10 days and that it might take a little longer for their sons to sit in their seats after that!

    Someone needs to get ahold of Hill and the other man before it is too late. Also, it would not hurt at all to speak to and counsel with the provocateur who verbally abused Hill prior Hill’s violent response. Angola Penitentiary is filled with men that made bad choices resulting in great consequences.

  17. Coach says: May 8, 2013 11:51 AM

    Reblogged this on Champions Fantasy Sports.

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